Several Sky Bet Championship clubs failed in a transfer deadline day transfer for Queens Park Rangers striker Conor Washington, according to the Daily Star.
Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Reading were all unable to complete the signing of the 24 year-old, while Ipswich Town were also rumoured to be in for Washington as a replacement for Daryl Murphy, who joined Newcastle United.
QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink brought in Idrissa Sylla from Belgian outfit Anderlecht earlier in the week for an undisclosed fee, meaning the Northern Ireland international has been pushed further down the pecking order at Loftus Road.
Washington has made just seven starts since his move from Peterborough United in January for a reported £2.5 million, but Hasselbaink believes he still has a bright future at the Championship club.
The summer has been something to remember for the striker, who was called up to Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad – their first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup.
It is believed that the likes of Blackburn and Reading were looking at possible loan deals on deadline day to bolster their attacking options, but will be forced to wait until January for any such deal after the scrapping of the emergency loan window.
QPR fans… what do you make of the news? Are you happy the manager has kept Washington? Or should he go out and get more experience and confidence? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!